1997 Audi A4 2.8 quattro from North America
Timing belt was replaced within 6 months of ownership, advised on 60,000 mile check up. Blew a tire 6 months later and learned all 4 had to be replaced because it is an all-wheel drive car. Power steering fluid pump system was replaced in Jan-03 due to severe leaking. Power steering column replaced June-03 also due to leaking. I am now faced with replacing the suspension arms- which are on back order nationally according to the dealer.
The car drives well when not under repair. The added cost of unexplainable & continuous repairs is unacceptable, as is the dealer attitude.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th June, 2003
12th Mar 2004, 06:21
Totally agree, Our experience with Audi in the UK was a similar costly and humiliating experience, I will never buy Audi again.
17th Mar 2007, 09:45
Many problems... but how can you have a steering column leak??? That'd be the first car I know about which have some kind of fluid in the steering columns :)